The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Lua skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lua over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lua
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 631 612
Rank change year-on-year +24 -19  
Contract jobs citing Lua 3 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.043% 0.054%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.015% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 16
Median daily rate £450 £414 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +33.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £414 £399
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

Lua is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Lua as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lua.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 3 £450 -2.70% 9
London -1 3 £450 +20.00% 6
City of London -1 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lua also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Lua.

1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (30.00%) JSON
5 3 (30.00%) nginx
5 3 (30.00%) Qt
5 3 (30.00%) Redis
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Signal Processing
5 3 (30.00%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) Doxygen
6 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (20.00%) Google
7 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis

Lua
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) SSH
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Redis
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Android Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
1 3 (30.00%) Qt
2 2 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (10.00%) OpenCL
3 1 (10.00%) OpenCV
3 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (10.00%) Pyramid
3 1 (10.00%) Robotlegs
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Resource Allocation
2 3 (30.00%) Signal Processing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Vision
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Pattern Recognition
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C++
2 6 (60.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (10.00%) BrightScript
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Go
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) BusyBox
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Roku